My heaven is filled with angel food cake

No seriously, it just so happens that Angel Food Cake is my favorite and I am on a perpetual diet so I suppose I win.  However, when one consumes half the cake in one sitting, all bets are off.  

I never understood how Angel Food Cake made from the box does not call for egg whites.  Isn't that the basis for the cake?  So, I decided to try it from scratch with real egg whites and it was worth every last bit of effort!!
Heavenly Angel Food Cake
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Submitted By: Fayrene De Koker
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 20
"'This light, moist cake is my favorite,' shares Fayrene De Koker of Auburn, Washington. 'It tastes heavenly and is special enough for most any occasion.'"
12 eggs
1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1.Separate eggs; discard yolks or refrigerate for another use. Measure egg whites, adding or removing whites as needed to equal 1-1/2 cups. Place in a mixing bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
2.Meanwhile, sift confectioners' sugar and flour together three times; set aside. Add cream of tartar, extracts and salt to egg whites; beat on high speed. Gradually add sugar, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form. Fold in flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely before removing cake from pan.
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By the way, if you send your husband to pick up "Cream of Tartar," don't send him to the dressings aisle - it's in the spices aisle!!  Who knew?!

Top it with Supreme Strawberry Sauce and enjoy!!!
(Perhaps I should have titled this "Gone in 60 Seconds!")

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